The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Ive got a few random questions which im sure have been considered many times before....Ive got the xt600e btw.
- Can one attach Crash bars to the bike and is this necessary with an acerbis tank taking the impact of all falls ?
- Are K&N Air Filters a good option for dusty trips or would the bike require some carb/ engine tweaks ? - is this easy ?
- Any ideas how can one secure giant loop soft panniers from theft as their shape wont allow pac safe cages.
- Is it a good idea to secure a lockable metal box to the bike for valuables if using soft panniers ? - or any other solutions ?
- What is the best way to attach additional petrol, spare tyres to the bike if Im using soft luggage ? - would the yamaha rear rack (the one that attaches to the passenger hand grip and indicator) support the weight of these or should a pannier frame be built specifically for this ?
- Is attaching an Ammo Box to the bash plate a clever idea to carry tools etc....or would this obstruct the air flow causing the bike to overheat
- Are foot pegs with a larger surface area a good idea ? - can these be bought or just welded on ? - or not necessary.
- Anyone had any theft problems inserting a petrol tap in the fuel line to decant petrol for camping stoves etc ? (Tampering or petrol theft)
I have a 23ltr acerbis tank on, and dont have crashbars, but I didnt have crashbars with the stock fueltank either. When I crash, i sometimes bend the brakepedal or the gearshifter, but they are easy to bend back. Id rather have that, than having them snap.
K&N filter on the xt600e should require many carb issues, as the bikes come rich from stock. But i wouldnt reccomend them for dusty conditions, most people wont. I have a pipercross (piperx) foamfilter for mine.
I would have valuables in a tank bag og backpack, and always carry it with me.
I have a yamaha rack, its only rated for like 5kg ( i guess better safe than sorry) but i've had much more weight on it with no issues. One could reinforce it a bit to make it attach to the subframe aswell...
As for the ammobox, i dont know, a small one could be handy i guess.As long as it doesnt go up over the cylinder, i guess you should be fine.
the OE rack is rated to 5kg but can carry a lot more . i carry a waterproof rollbag with all the camping gear and 2 tyres on the back and have never had any problem even going offroad for a long time and bottoming out my rear shock . i have a amo box on my ali sump plate . i packed it out with washers so the air can get in and have never had a problem . you might want to cut the bottom of the amo box and re weld so you dont loose ground clearence and weld a tab on so you can padlock it .
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